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Posted on 2 February 2006  - 12:00

Martin Jol looks back on Fulham and gives his take on our transfer window activity...

Martin Jol looks back on Fulham and gives his take on our transfer window activity...

LOSING TO FULHAM in the final minute was a bitter pill to swallow. Considering the circumstances we played okay for an away game, but you have to score goals because it is always possible you can concede.

Aaron Lennon was our most dangerous player but didn't come up with the final ball and we must work on that for the future because he hit the byline six or seven times and I haven't seen that before this season.

We have potential but we are still not quite there. If we are not playing with Edgar Davids, for example, we still need leadership and can't give away goals like we did. It's about mentality.

In spells we dominated the game, they played it long at times and tried to out-muscle us - but it was impossible with Michael Dawson and Ledley King there. Michael was unlucky to get a red card and I think it was a turning point in the game.

It was unfortunate to lose Andy Reid with a knee injury in the first half, but it did give Tom Huddlestone the opportunity to make his debut. Tom was composed but he must learn to be a bit more aggressive. He played well, he is one of the best passers at 19 years of age and is a very big talent.

Aaron is the same but we need goals and assists so they have got a responsibility - to show the right mentality to come back with wins.

We did well in the winter transfer window as it is not the easiest time to bring in the players you want.

We tried everything because we are always attempting to improve and strengthen the squad.

We got two players in, Hossam Ghaly is talented - an international with all the ingredients to be a very good player for us. Danny Murphy, of course, is a great passer. He is creative, he sees a pass and sometimes we need some creativity like he can bring.

Hossam will be patient and he wants to play for Spurs. Danny can play on the left - he did it for Liverpool a lot of times - he can play in the middle, or in the hole and he is an intelligent player.

Of all the players who left us I think I will miss Michael Brown the most. He was a terrific servant for this club, who always moaned when he was not playing, but always gave his best.

He got a good deal at Fulham and wanted to play regularly. Hopefully he will do that there because he is one of the best characters I have met in football.

Wayne Routledge has gone to Portsmouth on loan and I hope he will get games. He played well for us in pre-season before suffering injury in our first league game. It was then difficult for him to get in the team as a regular because Aaron Lennon did well and Jermaine Jenas played on the right flank.

I wish him well and hope he comes back a better player because he is a big talent.

Mounir El-Hamdaoui has also gone out on loan to Derby County and he copes well with the English game. With Mounir and Lee Barnard we have six strikers so I think it is very good thing for him to go to Derby again. When he comes back we will make an assessment to see if he can be a Tottenham player in the near future or if we put him on loan again.